Plants Toxic To Cats!

Cats are curious creatures, they love to climb and explore and they often chew on plants! Therefore, if you have plants in your house, or if you let your cat out in your yard, you need to know how to identify the plants to which your cat is exposed.

Many plants are irritants, especially for the gastrointestinal tract. If a cat will eat a toxic plant symptoms seen will be the result of irritation or inflammation, such as redness, swelling, or itchiness of the skin or mouth. The toxic plant can also affect directly a particular organ.

Here is a list of plants that are toxic to cats:

– Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
– Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
– Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
– Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
– Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
– Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
– English Ivy (Hedera helix)
– Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
– Lilies (Lilium sp.)
– Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
– Oleander (Nerium oleander)
– Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
– Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
– Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
– Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
– Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
– Yew (Taxus sp.)